Marc Shaiman scores Rob Reiner’s Flipped

Posted on January 27, 2011 by Dan Goldwasser

Last year, composer Marc Shaiman was at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brotherto record his score for the Rob Reiner coming-of-age romantic comedy, Flipped. Marking the 11th feature that the two have collaborated on, Flipped is based on the novel by Wendelin Van Draanen and focuses on the unconventional relationship between two children over a period of years.

Jeff Atmajian conducts Flipped

The tender and intimate score was performed by a 36-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, primarily comprised of strings, woodwinds, and piano. Conducted by Jeff Atmajian, the score was recorded over two days, with Shaiman by Atmajian’s side to give direct feedback to the orchestra.

Composer Marc Shaiman talks to the orchestra as Jeff Atmajian observes

The woodwinds

Bryan Pezzone plays piano

In the booth, scoring mixer Frank Wolf handled the recording duties. Feedback on the score was given to Shaiman out on the stage by music editor Brett "Snacky" Pierce, as well as director Rob Reiner.

Scoring mixer Frank Wolf

Composer Marc Shaiman talks with director Rob Reiner

Flipped was released theatrically by Warner Brothers on August 6, 2010, and hit home video on November 23, 2010.

Composer Marc Shaiman and conductor Jeff Atmajian

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